Originally posted by HearstFan:
I'm sick of hearing this assumption at CK is the QB of the future just because we traded up to get him.
1 we have no idea how the coaches are evaluating him. they may have concluded he is gifted physically, but isn't comprehending NFL defenses and reads. We just don't know. Maybe that's why they needed to get Johnson because they realize that even with another offseason he's unlikely to be ready even as a back-up.
2 the reason we traded up was the other QBs were flying off the board - ponder and dalton were thought to be available in the second and were gone, so CK was the last available decent QB so we had to trade up to get someone on the roster.
And to the point above, CK has very little trade value now. It is highly doubtful someone gives us a 2nd because if we were willing to trade him, then they would likely view it as us admitting we made a mistake on the guy. At this point, JJ would have more trade value if there is a training camp injury on another team that makes someone desperate for a QB.
Do Harbaugh & Baalke strike you as the kind of guys who desperately trade up because there is a run on players at a certain position?
Kaepernick has all it takes to be elite, just give him time.